Texas power grid already feeling strains, will it be able to handle the summer season?

Texas heat driving record energy demand Doug Lewin, President of Stoic Energy, joins FOX 7’s John Krinjak to discuss how the recent spike in temperature is affected the state’s power grid. AUSTIN, TX – With Texas power plants going offline – and ERCOT urging us to conserve energy – the hot weather is already putting … Read more

Computer powered by a colony of blue-green algae for 6 months

There is “green energy” and then there is really GREEN energy, or rather blue-green energy. A colorful colony of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, successfully powered a computer microprocessor for more than six months, according to a published study Thursday in the journal Energy & Environmental Science. The small bio-based battery alternative could serve … Read more

A Global Energy Shortage Is Putting Bitcoin Under Pressure

It has been a difficult start to the year for crypto markets and, as prices have plunged, the industry’s energy consumption has come back into the spotlight. Crypto miners are racing to make digital currencies greener by using renewable energy sources to power operations, while others head to gas sites to use waste carbon for … Read more

Octopuses tragically destroy each other after mating. We can finally know why

The octopuses are condemned to be orphans from the youngest age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins to self-harm, ripping off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few … Read more

Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil, But They Hate It

Plants after 16 days of growth, with clear differences seen between plants grown in simulated lunar soil (left) and plants grown in real lunar regolith. Photo: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS For the very first time, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil returned from the Apollo missions. But given the degree of stress seen in these … Read more

Inquiry on solar imports follows the law

WASHINGTON – Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo pushed back forcefully Wednesday against critics — including some within the Biden administration — who say a government investigation of solar imports from Southeast Asia is hindering President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate goals. Testifying on her department’s budget, Raimondo told a Senate panel that the solar inquiry is following … Read more

Ticks are spreading across the United States and bringing new diseases with them

A disease that is so rare in the United States that it is only recognized by about 40 people each year. took life of a person living in Maine. The cause, Powassan virus, is transmitted by ticks, which can transmit it within 15 minutes of being bitten. The virus causes neurological damage; one in 10 … Read more

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled … Read more

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled … Read more

New York bitcoin mining moratorium proceeding through state house

The state of New York wants to ban new bitcoin mining operations, a move that some industry insiders fear could have a domino effect across the US Tea bill, which is swiftly making its way through the state capitol in Albany, calls for a two-year moratorium on certain cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication … Read more